Toy Manufacturer Agrees To Pay Over $13 Million In Personal Injury Damages After Toy Allegedly Results In Choking Hazard To Toddlers.

When buying goods or other products, most people operate under the presumption that what they’re buying will be at least of a certain minimum quality and dependability.  Products are assumed to be reasonably safe.  All too often, however, manufacturers cut corners or possible defects.  In so doing, they may produce a flawed product.  This can cause an unassuming buyer of that product to be seriously injured.  Our Boston law firm is here to help protect and defend consumers who have been injured in such a manner.  We are an expert team of Massachusetts injury lawyer specialists.  We have decades of experience and an exceptional reputation for achieving terrific results for our clients.

Products can be particularly harmful if their intended user is a child.  This was the case in a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Magnetix Building Sets, MEGA Brands.  The toy sets, which varied in size and complexity, function similar to Legos, but allegedly allowed pieces to be stuck together by small, magnetic balls.  These balls, however, were reportedly a choking hazard, especially for younger children, something the toy allegedly did not properly warn against.  MEGA Brands ordered a recall of the product, but as many as fourteen children were reported with serious injuries, resulting in the company paying $13.5 million in personal injury damages.

According to, fourteen families will receive payment through the settlement after their children were injured because of a Magnetix Building Set.  One toddler, Kenny Sweet, died after swallowing magnets that created a blockage in his small intestine. Four-year-old Kyle Booke had to have a portion of his intestine removed, and three-year-old Marcell McNeil had surgery to repair holes in his stomach, intestine and colon. The eleven other children from across the country that were included in the case had similar experiences and serious personal injuries.   While no settlement amount can bring back a loved one or undo the harm that occurred to these children, it is a small step towards their recovery and serves as a message to other manufacturers, hopefully preventing future harm.

Have you been injured because of a defective product? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, including our product liability specialists, who will work tirelessly on your case to see that you are justly compensated.  Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at today.  Your needs are our top priority!

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